Saturday, January 10, 2015

Zenquilting Week 1

Last night, I parked on the couch, still recovering from the previous non-stop 'quilty' day, and just drew.  For almost two hours.


The ideas just kept flowing, and I couldn't stop!  Some of the areas I really like a lot, for example, on the left page, the combo of pebbles, stippling, and zigzags meeting up with the spiky border.  Makes an interesting background fill.

And on the other page, the area that catches my eye the most is in the upper right where the vertical lines are bounded by an echo and then horizontal lines.  There's something about that change in direction that sets that area off.

These drawings are totally random, as my goal is to draw continuous lines, such that I can then translate it to stitches. Eventually I'll experiment with predefined boundaries, but for now, I'm enjoying flow.

Here's a little bit from the beginning of the week, which started out with feathers and flowers,
just to get some ideas going.  Not that spectacular, but I got some ideas down that I can refer back to at a later time.

Then I moved into designs between two parallel lines, both in a free form flow of drawing, and the more orderly space definition.  Again, more ideas to draw upon later.


I hope that you're inspired to start drawing too.  Let me know if you want to share through a linky party!

Happy Quilting





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5 comments:

  1. I really like your designs! The combo pebbles+stippling is really interesting! I usually don't like to stitch pebbles because it become too dense for my taste, but mixing it up with stippling may be the perfect way to open the space but keep the design consistent! Thanks for the idea! and thanks for linking up at MOP Monday ;)

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  2. I am very inspired by your drawings. I just requested all the Zentangle books our library has to get us started. Yes, us. I'm going to have the kids begin this also!

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  3. In The Netherlands we have Color Books for adults. The pages just look like your drawings. I use those books for inspiration and to translate the designs in continuous line designs for quilting. Your drawings are inspiring too. I will come back to see more.

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    1. It's a great technique that has caught on everywhere!

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  4. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us.

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